UEFA have announced that PSG are one of eight teams to be fined for breaching Financial Fair Play while five British teams have avoided the same fate.
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WHAT HAPPENED? UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) has released its Financial Fair Play (FFP) overview for the 2021-22 season and eight teams have been fined for breaching the rules. In addition to these teams, 19 other clubs were only able to meet the requirements of the governing body due to the application of the COVID-19 emergency measures or due to their historical financial results.
THE BIGGEST PICTURE: The clubs fined by UEFA are PSG (€65m), AS Roma (€35m), Inter (€26m), Juventus (€23m), AC Milan (€15m), Besiktas (€4m), AS Monaco (€2m) and Marseille (€2m). Meanwhile, the 19 clubs that have narrowly escaped a fine – and are subsequently being watched by UEFA – include Barcelona, Chelsea, Dortmund, Lazio, Leicester, Lyon, Manchester City, Napoli, Rangers, Real Betis, Sevilla, West Ham and Wolfsburg.
AND WHAT’S MORE: The COVID-19 emergency measures will be eradicated by UEFA from financial year 2023, so if these 19 clubs again breach the FFP in the same way, they too will have to pay fines.
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WHAT FUTURE FOR THE CLUBS INVOLVED? It is imperative that clubs that have been fined or placed on the watch list this season are no longer on the CFCB list in 12 months. Multiple FFP breaches are beginning to bring the risk of banning from UEFA competitions which, given the revenue generated, would lead to even greater financial problems for clubs.